Forward Owen Tippett re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. The deal is for eight years, $42.6 million, and has an average annual value of $6.2 million, according to NHL.com. The contract extension begins next season.
Tippett was drafted by the Florida Panthers in 2017. The Panthers traded Tippett to the Flyers in 2022. This season, he has 30 points, tied with Sean Couturier for third on the Flyers, and 18 goals, second on the Flyers behind Travis Konechy. He is projected to finish the season with 52 points, which is set to surpass the 27 goals and 49 points he had in his first season with the Flyers. In his career, Tippett has 119 points, 63 goals, and 56 assists in the regular season, plus four points, one goal, and three assists in six playoff games. Earlier this week, Tippett was put on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
"He's kind of all over the place away from the puck," Flyers head coach John Tortorella said. "I try to balance that, in teaching him that part of the game, without getting in his way offensively because he's so dangerous. So we're just trying to spoon-feed him a little bit as far as some stuff away from the puck because he shows up on both ledgers. Hopefully, we're trying to get some of that off of this ledger and maybe it'll add to that ledger. The limit there, I have no idea where it goes. He could be a really good player."
With the Flyers rebuilding, keeping Tippett will be good as he is only 24 years old. and with their young players they can build for the future. The Flyers will be contenders for years to come with Tippett and the other young players.
Currently sitting at 25-18-6, the Flyers are in third place in the Metropolitan Division.
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